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Flores and Miss Paula - by Melissa Rivero

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  • A Recommended Book From: The Washington Post * Today * Sunset Magazine * Country Living * Good Housekeeping A wry, tender novel about a Peruvian immigrant mother and a millennial daughter who have one final chance to find common groundThirtysomething Flores and her mother, Paula, still live in the same Brooklyn apartment, but that may be the only thing they have in common.
  • Author(s): Melissa Rivero
  • 272 Pages
  • Fiction + Literature Genres, Literary

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"Thirtysomething Flores and her mother, Paula, still live in the same Brooklyn apartment, but that may be the only thing they have in common. It's been nearly three years since they lost beloved husband and father Martâin, who had always been the bridge between them. One day, cleaning beneath his urn, Flores discovers a note written in her mother's handwriting: Perdâoname si te falle. Recuerda que siempre te quise. ("Forgive me if I failed you. Remember that I always loved you.") But what would Paula need forgiveness for? Now newfound doubts and old memories come flooding in, complicating each woman's efforts to carve out a good life for herself--and to support the other in the same. Paula thinks Flores should spend her evenings meeting a future husband, not crunching numbers for a floundering aquarium startup. Flores wishes Paula would ask for a raise at her DollaBills retail job, or at least find a best friend who isn't a married man. When Flores and Paula learn they will be forced to move, they must finally confront their complicated past--and decide whether they share the same dreams for the future."--Provided by publisher.



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A Recommended Book From:

The Washington Post * Today * Sunset Magazine * Country Living * Good Housekeeping

A wry, tender novel about a Peruvian immigrant mother and a millennial daughter who have one final chance to find common ground

Thirtysomething Flores and her mother, Paula, still live in the same Brooklyn apartment, but that may be the only thing they have in common. It's been nearly three years since they lost beloved husband and father Martín, who had always been the bridge between them. One day, cleaning beneath his urn, Flores discovers a note written in her mother's handwriting: Perdóname si te falle. Recuerda que siempre te quise. ("Forgive me if I failed you. Remember that I always loved you.") But what would Paula need forgiveness for?

Now newfound doubts and old memories come flooding in, complicating each woman's efforts to carve out a good life for herself--and to support the other in the same. Paula thinks Flores should spend her evenings meeting a future husband, not crunching numbers for a floundering aquarium startup. Flores wishes Paula would ask for a raise at her DollaBills retail job, or at least find a best friend who isn't a married man.

When Flores and Paula learn they will be forced to move, they must finally confront their complicated past--and decide whether they share the same dreams for the future. Spirited and warm-hearted, Melissa Rivero's new novel showcases the complexities of the mother-daughter bond with fresh insight and empathy.



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"Deeply compassionate and tender, Melissa Rivero's new novel paints a striking portrait of the mother-daughter bond with wisdom and empathy. In alternating chapters, we see an immigrant mother and millennial daughter unfold and evolve--with stunning depth. Melissa is a phenomenal talent who combines authenticity and a bold, fresh voice to deliver raw, unforgettable women/characters. Not to be missed!" -- Etaf Rum, author of A Woman Is No Man

"Intimate, elegant, and nuanced, Flores and Miss Paula is as much the story of a vibrant community in flux as it is about the immutability of love and the silences that bind a family. This is an absolute treasure of a novel." -- Patricia Engel, author of Infinite Country

"Melissa Rivero is magnificent. Her vision is clear, her characters are real, and her words are tender and true. In her newest novel, she writes about loyalty, money, loss, and love; she writes about home, the long path to finding it, and all the places we can go only when guided by an author so skilled." -- Julia Phillips, author of Disappearing Earth

"Heart-rending. . . . This is a treat." -- Publishers Weekly

"Lively . . . . In a novel that is by turns dishy and soulful, Rivero braids depictions of the frivolity and self-seriousness of start-up life with the authentic and connected culture of Peruvian immigrants in New York City." -- Minneapolis Star Tribune

"Sensitive. . . . Wryly humorous and often tender, Flores and Miss Paula explores the generational divide between two strong women, the effects of grief, and the possibilities of change."
-- Shelf Awareness


Dimensions (Overall): 8.9 Inches (H) x 6.2 Inches (W) x 1.0 Inches (D)
Weight: .85 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 272
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Literary
Publisher: Ecco Press
Format: Hardcover
Author: Melissa Rivero
Language: English
Street Date: December 5, 2023
TCIN: 88767175
UPC: 9780063272491
Item Number (DPCI): 247-49-8932
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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